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ERIC Number: EJ1157665
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1925-0746
Views of Teacher-Trainees on Clothing and Textiles Education in Two Teacher Education Universities in Ghana
Forster, Phyllis; Quarcoo, Rosemary; Ashong, Elizabeth Lani; Ghanney, Victoria
World Journal of Education, v7 n1 p1-13 2017
The study explored the views of teacher-trainees on Clothing and Textiles (C&T) education in two teacher education universities in Ghana. The objectives were to find out whether pre-tertiary Sewing/C&T lessons provided them with small-scale business skills, and foundation for higher education, they could teach Sewing/C&T competently on internship, identify their sources of motivation, and elicit their suggestions to improve on the subject. Data collected revealed that one-tenth and two-thirds acquired small-scale business skills from their lessons at basic and secondary levels respectively. About 71% indicated they taught the subject competently on internship and career intention was their main motivating factor for the subject. For improvement, there is need to provide adequate modern facilities and competent teachers with current ideas in content and pedagogy, and good teacher relationship with students and industry. Other suggestions were, students should remain focused and attract others to the subject through their dressing. Feed-back from the teacher trainees indicates that Sewing/C&T education in Ghana provides occupational skills and foundation for further studies.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ghana
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